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Elbe marshes between Stade and Otterndorf


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1990-1999 230 individuals C2, C6
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 1990-1999 1,870 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 1990 3,803 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1990-1999 58,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1990-1999 15,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC winter 1990 2,023 individuals B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1990-1999 25,790 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 1990-1999 300 individuals B1i, C2
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1990-1999 6,250 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC breeding 1980-1989 400 breeding pairs B1i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1990-1999 2,010 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC breeding 1990-1999 97 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1990-1999 21,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1990-1999 2,600 individuals B1i, C3
Anas crecca NR winter 1990-1999 4,190 individuals B1i, C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1990-1999 60 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1990-1999 9 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1990-1999 4 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1990-1999 326 breeding pairs B3, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 1990-1999 2,570 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC passage 1990-1999 3,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC passage 1990-1999 37,630 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 1990-1999 1,250 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 1990-1999 720 breeding pairs B2
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC breeding 1990-1999 38 breeding pairs C6
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 1990-1999 1,820 individuals C6
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC passage 1990-1999 1,200 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC breeding 1990-1999 460 breeding pairs B2
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1990-1999 5 breeding pairs C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 1990-1999 39 individuals C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC passage 1990-1999 220 individuals C2, C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1990-1999 418 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC passage 1990-1999 1,900 individuals C6
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC resident 1995 12 breeding pairs C6
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC passage 1990-1999 850 individuals C6
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 1990-1999 49 breeding pairs C2, C6
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus LC breeding 1990-1999 26 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1990-1999 20 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1990-1999 4 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1990-1999 1 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1990-1999 126 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1990-1999 50,979 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1990-1998 143,066 individuals A4iii, C4

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wildvogelreservat Nordkehdingen Naturschutzgebiet 542 protected area contained by site 540
Waddensea of Lower Saxony UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 240,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vogelschutzgebiet Hullen Naturschutzgebiet 478 protected area contained by site 489
Unterelbe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,715 protected area contained by site 16,715
Unterelbe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,790 protected area overlaps with site 9,866
Schwarztonnensand Naturschutzgebiet 584 protected area contained by site 582
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Elbästuar und angrenzende Flächen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19,280 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Schilf- und Wasserfläche Krautsand/ Ostende Naturschutzgebiet 9 protected area contained by site 9
Ostesee Naturschutzgebiet 15 protected area overlaps with site 15
Ostemündung Naturschutzgebiet 154 protected area contained by site 160
Niederelbe, Barnkrug-Otterndorf Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 11,760 protected area overlaps with site 0
Niederelbe zwischen Stade und Ottendorf Nature Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kollmarer Marsch Landschaftschutzgebiet 4,782 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hadelner und Belumer Außendeich Naturschutzgebiet 1,200 protected area contained by site 1,224
Außendeich Nordkehdingen II Naturschutzgebiet 721 protected area contained by site 780
Außendeich Nordkehdingen I Naturschutzgebiet 877 protected area contained by site 900
Asselersand Naturschutzgebiet 616 protected area contained by site 623
Allwördener Außendeich/ Brammersand Naturschutzgebiet 634 protected area contained by site 650

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Coastline Salt marshes -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Elbe marshes between Stade and Otterndorf. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2022.